6:23 PM EST, Sat November 28, 2020
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Giants roster moves: Xavier McKinney, Graham Gano, Tae Crowder activated

Giants roster moves: Xavier McKinney, Graham Gano, Tae Crowder activated

Photo by Harry How/ The bad news for the Giants is that Oshane Ximines is done for the season The New York Giants Saturday filled the three spots they had due to players being placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. The Giants brought placekicker Graham Gano off the Reserve/COVID-19 list and activated safety Xavier McKinney and linebacker Tae Crowder from IR. The Giants also elevated rookie defensive end Niko Lalos from the practice squad. The bad news on the injury front is that second-year edge defender Oshane Ximines will undergo surgery on Monday to repair his right...
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Poll: Fan confidence in New York Giants actually dips slightly

Poll: Fan confidence in New York Giants actually dips slightly

Weirdly, coming off the New York Giants bye week, fan confidence in the team as reflected by our ‘SB Nation Reacts’ polling has actually dropped slightly. Seventy-nine (79) percent of those who voted in our most recent survey expressed confidence in the team. That number, while remaining among the highest of the season, is down from a Week 11 season-high of 84 percent. Perhaps that is just a reflection of fans not voting in the immediate afterglow of the first victory in nine tries over the Philadelphia Eagles, or being father removed from the Giants’ back-to-back...
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Coordinator Corner: Garrett, Graham and McGaughey prepare to play Cincinnati

Coordinator Corner: Garrett, Graham and McGaughey prepare to play Cincinnati

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Here are some of the takeaways from the coordinators’ pressers this week New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, defensive coordinator Patrick Graham and special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey spoke to the media on Friday. Here are some of the key items and players they addressed ahead of the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. Jason Garrett shuts down Marc Colombo questions Over the bye week, the Giants announced they had fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo and replaced him with long-time NFL offensive...
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Giants vs. Bengals: What should we expect from Cincinnati QB Brandon Allen?

Giants vs. Bengals: What should we expect from Cincinnati QB Brandon Allen?

Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports Meeting the Bengals surprise starter The vivid memory is seared into my brain. The scene? Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The setting? The 2016 Senior Bowl. It was my first year attending the unofficial kickoff to draft season, and my main reason for traveling to Alabama at the end of January was to get an up close look at North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. The Wednesday afternoon practice was one of those days at Senior Bowl practices you might see people griping about on your Twitter timeline. The day was overcast and...
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The ABCs of Giants-Bengals: From Brandon Allen to Zac Taylor

The ABCs of Giants-Bengals: From Brandon Allen to Zac Taylor

Zac Taylor | Photo by Mitchell Layton/ It’s time for some ABCs Let’s go through our weekly ABCs lesson, this time looking at what we can learn about New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals. A is for ... Allen: Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor surprised with the choice of journeyman Brandon Allen as the Bengals’ starting quarterback for Sunday’s game. A sixth-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, Allen has bounced around the league with his only action being three 2019 starts for the Denver Broncos. He was added to Cincinnati’s 53-man roster from their...
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Which Bengals’ player would you choose for the Giants?

Which Bengals’ player would you choose for the Giants?

Tee Higgins | Photo by Andy Lyons/ I will take a big, young, talented wide receiver When I started looking at the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster and figuring out which player I would like to put into the New York Giants’ lineup, I found that the choice wasn’t an easy one. First of all, Joe Burrow was not a consideration. Since he is on season-ending IR I didn’t even think about that one. There is a good argument to be made for left tackle Jonah Williams. After missing his rookie season with a torn labrum, the 2019 11th overall pick is justifying the selection this...
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New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals: Week 12 Madden 21 Sim

New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals: Week 12 Madden 21 Sim

New York Giants football is finally back this Sunday after what feels like an eternity. Coming off two straight victories against NFC East rivals, the Giants are entertaining a battered Bengals squad. As the NFC East race narrows, Sunday’s game carries a ton of importance for continuing the Giants momentum. To help us predict what might happen during the game, we simulated it in Madden 21. In this simulation, the Giants offense was firing on all cylinders throughout the entirety of the first half. Multiple 20-plus rushes and catches led to two passing touchdowns and a...
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NFC East notebook: An embarrassing fake punt, Carson Wentz’s woes and Antonio Gibson’s hat trick

NFC East notebook: An embarrassing fake punt, Carson Wentz’s woes and Antonio Gibson’s hat trick

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Here are the headlines from around the division this past week The NFC East is no stranger to embarrassment. In a division that will likely be won by whichever team is able to string together six wins, jokes, disses and memes have become commonplace. The division has become more popularly known as the “NFC Least.” Certain plays by both teams throughout the season have reinforced this nickname. Think, for example, about Daniel Jones’ wipeout against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7. Or, go back to Sept. 28 when the Eagles were...
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Big Blue View mailbag, 11/28: DeAndre Baker, Jason Garrett, offensive line, more

Big Blue View mailbag, 11/28: DeAndre Baker, Jason Garrett, offensive line, more

The mail’s here! Let’s open the Big Blue View mailbag and see what pops out as we head to Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season. Wayne Mirsky asks: You quoted CBS Sports on Big Blue View that Jason Garrett might not return next year as OC. Unless he was being considered for a head coaching job why would that happen? I also know that the Maras love him. Is he not getting along with Joe Judge? That would mean that your franchise QB in his first 3 years would have had 3 different offensive coordinators. Makes zero sense to me. Your thoughts? Ed says: Wayne, first of all I was...
Nov 27, 2020
Joe Judge: Xavier McKinney “on track” in recovery from fractured foot

Joe Judge: Xavier McKinney “on track” in recovery from fractured foot

Xavier McKinney at practice earlier this week. | Matthew Swensen [Giants.com] Giants coach won’t commit to rookie being ready for Sunday, but it’s trending that way The New York Giants could have second-round pick Xavier McKinney on the active roster for the first time this season on Sunday when they face the Cincinnati Bengals. McKinney, a safety, has out all season after suffering a fractured foot. He has been practicing this week. Coach Joe Judge said on Friday that he has been “encouraged the way he’s moving around,” but won’t ultimately make a decision...
Nov 27, 2020
Jaycee Horn (CB, South Carolina) Scouting report - and games to watch this weekend

Jaycee Horn (CB, South Carolina) Scouting report - and games to watch this weekend

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Horn might be the draft’s biggest riser The 2020 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the best and deepest in a long while at the cornerback position. That could be a good thing for the New York Giants — or any team — that is looking to shore up their secondary. The NFL is always hungry for cornerback prospects who are able to play in press-man coverage, and South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn could be one of the best press man corners to come out of college in recent years. He is a big, long, athletic, physical, and aggressive...
Nov 27, 2020
Can “unique opportunity” help accelerate Giants’ long-term progress?

Can “unique opportunity” help accelerate Giants’ long-term progress?

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports Many Giants will be playing in their first truly meaningful NFL game on Sunday The New York Giants have gauged, and will continue to gauge, their 2020 season on the basis of week-to-week progress. Close game, blowout, win or loss, the concept of making progress has been a constant theme for coach Joe Judge. The Giants have made enough progress that after an 0-5 start they have won two straight games and three of their last five. Their 3-7 record is nothing to write home about. “We have three wins, we’re confident but nobody in this...
Nov 27, 2020
Giants-Bengals: ‘5 questions’ with Cincy Jungle

Giants-Bengals: ‘5 questions’ with Cincy Jungle

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ With the New York Giants set to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, our ‘5 Questions’ segment this week is with SB Nation’s Cincy Jungle. Patrick Judis gives us the scoop. Ed: How much heat is Zac Taylor under? Between catching flak for the Joe Burrow injury, and the fact that the Bengals haven’t been good at all in his two seasons, is he still the coach next season? Patrick: I have to imagine this has put some heat under his seat. Many fans and pundits have pointed to how long Marvin Lewis was given, but he showed signs of success...
Nov 27, 2020
Giants at Bengals: When the Giants have the ball

Giants at Bengals: When the Giants have the ball

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports What can the Giants expect from the Bengals’ defense? The New York Giants have the chance to extend their midseason win streak to three when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12. The Bengals suffered a massive loss when quarterback Joe Burrow was lost for the season with a torn ACL in their Week 11 game against the Washington Football Team. However, the season rolls on and they must regroup to play the Giants this week. The loss of Burrow is a huge blow to their offense, which puts a tremendous strain on a defense that...
Nov 26, 2020
NFL picks Week 12: BBV staff picks this week’s winners

NFL picks Week 12: BBV staff picks this week’s winners

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Who should you be expecting to win the NFL Week 12 games? As we are every week, your Big Blue View staff is here to offer you our thoughts on that with our weekly game predictions. I know this will make New York Giants nervous, but as of now the six BBV contributors who have made Week 12 selections are unanimous in the belief that the Giants will defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. What about the other NFC East games? Our staff is split on Washington vs. Dallas, but unanimous (again, I know it makes you nervous) that the Seattle...